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Ladakh: Union territory of India
Ladakh is a region administered by India as a union territory, and constituting a part of the larger Kashmir region, which has been the subject of dispute between India, Pakistan, and China since 1947. It is bordered by the Tibet Autonomous Region to the east, the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh to the south, both the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir and the Pakistan-administered Gilgit-Baltistan to the west, and the southwest corner of Xinjiang across the Karakoram Pass in the far north. It extends from the Siachen Glacier in the Karakoram range to the north to the main Great Himalayas to the south. The eastern end, consisting of the uninhabited Aksai Chin plains, is claimed by the Indian Government as part of Ladakh, and has been under Chinese control since 1962. Until 2019, Ladakh was a region of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. In August 2019, the Parliament of India passed an act by which Ladakh became a union territory on 31 October 2019.

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Watch: Donald Trump's top ministers in India for 2+2 talks amid China tension [Video]

Watch: Donald Trump's top ministers in India for 2+2 talks amid China tension

As tension between India and China persists along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh, top members of the Donald Trump administration arrived in India for the high-level 2+2 dialogue. US..

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'India's response to China...': RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Ladakh tension [Video]

'India's response to China...': RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Ladakh tension

Mohan Bhagwat, Sarsanghchalak of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), spoke on the ongoing tension with China along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh. He said that India's response had..

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Watch: India successfully test-fires Nag anti-tank guided missile [Video]

Watch: India successfully test-fires Nag anti-tank guided missile

India successfully carried out the final trial of the Nag anti-tank guided missile at the Pokhran field firing ranges in Rajasthan. The Missile system is now ready for induction into the Indian Army...

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'Did you hear PM Modi say the word...': Rahul Gandhi's fresh salvo on Ladakh [Video]

'Did you hear PM Modi say the word...': Rahul Gandhi's fresh salvo on Ladakh

Indian National Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi intensified his attack on the Central government over the persisting tension with China along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh. The..

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'When PM Modi is planning to remove Chinese from Bharat Mata's territory?' asks Rahul Gandhi [Video]

'When PM Modi is planning to remove Chinese from Bharat Mata's territory?' asks Rahul Gandhi

Amid the border tension at Line of Actual Control in Ladakh between India and China, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his silence on the matter."Did you hear..

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Police Commemoration Day: States CMs pay tribute to CRPF jawans [Video]

Police Commemoration Day: States CMs pay tribute to CRPF jawans

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath paid tribute to the police personnel on Police Commemoration Day in Lucknow. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray also paid tribute to the CRPF jawans who lost..

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Police Commemoration Day 2020: Amit Shah pays tribute at National Police Memorial [Video]

Police Commemoration Day 2020: Amit Shah pays tribute at National Police Memorial

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on October 21 attended the National Police Commemoration Day parade. He paid tribute at the National Police Memorial in Delhi. The day is observed every year to pay homage..

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‘When will the Chinese leave?’: Rahul Gandhi asks PM Modi amid tension at LAC [Video]

‘When will the Chinese leave?’: Rahul Gandhi asks PM Modi amid tension at LAC

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday stepped up his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the military standoff with China in eastern Ladakh, telling him the nation wants to know when will the..

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Thousands participate in recruitment drive of BSF, CISF in J-K's Budgam [Video]

Thousands participate in recruitment drive of BSF, CISF in J-K's Budgam

Border Security Force (BSF) held second round of recruitment process in form of written test on Oct 18 for the post of constable in BSF and CISF for youth from 22 districts of J-K and Ladakh. Thousands..

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'You want UT status or Article 370', asks MoS Reddy during rally in Leh [Video]

'You want UT status or Article 370', asks MoS Reddy during rally in Leh

Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy addressed a public rally in Leh on October 18 where he asked the people of region if they want UT status of Article 370. He said, "Congress said they'll..

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BSF conducts written test for 2nd round of recruitment process in Srinagar [Video]

BSF conducts written test for 2nd round of recruitment process in Srinagar

Border Security Force (BSF) held second round of recruitment process in form of written test on Oct 18 at 9 centers including Srinagar, Bandipore, Baramulla, Kupwara, Gurez Tangdhar, Nubra Valley and..

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G Kishan Reddy visits Nubra Valley, interacts with locals [Video]

G Kishan Reddy visits Nubra Valley, interacts with locals

MoS Home G Kishan Reddy was greeted by locals in Nubra Valley in Leh on October 17. He also interacted with the workers of Border Road Organisation who are relentlessly building infrastructure at an..

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Amid tension, India responds to China’s ‘Ladakh infra development’ comment [Video]

Amid tension, India responds to China’s ‘Ladakh infra development’ comment

India on Thursday asserted that the union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh "have been, are, and would" remain an integral part of the country, insisting that China has no locus standi to..

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Conveyed several times to China that Arunachal Pradesh is integral part of India: MEA [Video]

Conveyed several times to China that Arunachal Pradesh is integral part of India: MEA

Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on October 15 said that India has, on several occasions, reminded China that Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of India. "The union territories of Ladakh, Jammu..

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Preparations underway for upcoming elections in Leh [Video]

Preparations underway for upcoming elections in Leh

The preparations for upcoming election are in full swing in Leh as Ladakh will witness it's first-ever election after it became UT. Political parties have started their campaigns for Ladakh Autonomous..

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ITBP broke myth that some countries have strong armies: MoS Reddy aims at China

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PM 'insulted' soldiers when he said nobody intruded into Ladakh: Rahul Gandhi

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LAC stand-off: Total disengagement is top priority, says India

As India and China maintain stable but confrontational positions in Eastern Ladakh, MEA said on Thursday that, “the immediate task is to ensure a comprehensive disengagement of troops in all the..
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Modi govt's focus on building border roads to secure boundaries shaken China: Nadda

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Army to take 'few days' to release Chinese soldier held in Ladakh

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Nation wants to know when will Chinese troops be 'thrown out' of Indian territory, Rahul Gandhi tells PM

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Chinese soldier held by Indian Army in eastern Ladakh after straying across LAC, know what happened then

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Chinese soldier apprehended by Indian Army in Ladakh

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Army commanders to deliberate on long-pending reforms, situation in Eastern Ladakh at 4-day conference


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Govt vigilant towards each inch of India's land; no one can take it away: Amit Shah on Ladakh row

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Jaishankar: Ties ‘profoundly disturbed’ by Galwan clashes

India-China relations have been “profoundly disturbed” by the Galwan clashes in June in eastern Ladakh, said S Jaishankar, external affairs minister on Friday. Speaking at an Asia Society event on..
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Work on 6 new tunnels in J&K and Ladakh to start soon


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With an eye on China, India hands over submarine to Myanmar

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'It has no locus standi to comment on India's internal matters: MEA rejects China's claim on Ladakh, Arunachal Pradesh

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Cabinet approval to Rs 520 crore package for J&K, Ladakh will further 'ease of living': PM

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